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Minimum Wage: New Mexico

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Quentin Smith and Barbara G. Stephenson, Sheehan & Sheehan, PA

Summary

  • New Mexico's current minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage. See Overview.
  • Some deductions are allowed for employers of tipped employees and for employers that provide food, utilities, supplies or housing to agricultural employees. See Tip Credit and Board, Lodging and Other Facilities.
  • Certain types of employees may be employed at subminimum wages lower than the minimum wage rate. See Subminimum Wages.
  • Localities including Bernalillo County, Santa Fe and Santa Fe County have requirements pertaining to the minimum wage. See Local Requirements.